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THE NATIONAL NEWS LETTER 



a student institution, and as such should 
enjoy full freedom in the choice of its 
own members, enact its own rules and 
regulations, and conduct its own affairs 
as long as it remembers its ultimate 



obligation to the university. Only under 
these conditions do I believe that it will 
ever be able to make a place for itself 
either in the university or out of it." 
J. B. Sears. 



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Seventh Annual Council 



To the National Officers, the Chapters, 
and the Delegates to the Special and 
Seventh Annual Council meetings of 
the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, 
Brothers : 

The necessary number of Chapters 
have requested the National President to 
call a Special Council meeting in Chi- 
cago in the first week, in July, the busi- 
ness of which will be to rescind the ac- 
tion of the last Council in voting to have 
the 1916 Council in New York City. Im- 
mediately after the adjournment of the 
Special Council meeting the Seventh An- 
nual Council can be convened with the 
same delegates in attendance since they 
will be certificated to both the special 
and regular meetings. The regular 
meeting will be held at the time set by 
the last Council. 

The Chapters have voted as follows on 
the two budgets and the two proposed 
meeting places, more than two-thirds of 
them being in favor of Chicago : 

In favor of Chicago and the smaller 
budget : 
3. Alpha 5. Zeta 9. Mu 

2. Gamma (i. Eta 10. Xi 

3. Delta 7. Kappa 11. Omicron 

4. Epsilon 8. Lambda 12. Pi 

In favor of New York and the larger 
budget : 
1. Theta 2. Nu 

Not heard from : 
1. Beta 2. Iota 3. Rho 

The National President has attended 



to the arranging of the tentative pro- 
gram of the sessions according to the 
following outline : 
Wednesday, July 5 : 

Morning — Special Council Meeting. 
Adjournment of Special Council. 
Seventh Annual Council called to 
order. 
Afternoon — Business session. 
Evening — Business session (if neces- 
sary. ) 
Thursday, July C : 

Morning — Business session. 
Afternoon — Business session. 
Evening — Business session (if neces- 
sary.) 
Friday, July 7: 

Morning — Business session. 
Afternoon — Business session. 
Evening — Banquet (if there is to be 
one.) 
Saturday, July 8 : 

Morning — Business session (if neces- 
sary. ) 
Evening — Banquet (if this evening is 
preferred to Friday evening.) 
Further details as to the exact hours 
of calling the meeting, the place of meet- 
ing, the banquet (if there is to be one), 
etc., will be sent out later. In case dele- 
gates and visitors fail to get word in re- 
gard to these details they can call up Na- 
tional President Schacht upon arrival in 
Chicago. It will also be possible to get 
such information at the book store on 
the first floor of the School of Education, 



OF PHI DELTA KAPPA 



University of Chicago, or at the In- 
formation desk on the first floor of Cobb 
Hall. The National President and the 
National Secretary will both be in Chi- 
cago in advance of the Council meeting 
and will cooperate with Zeta Chapter in 
making arrangements. 

The Executive Committee will meet 
previous to the Council meeting and take 
up nominations for the "Delta" and oth- 
er important business. 



Delegates' certificates, properly filled 
out, should be sent to the National Sec- 
retary within the fifteen day limit and 
addressed in care of National President 
Schacht, 6714 So. Union Ave., Chicago. 

National Treasurer Lee will proceed 
to levy the assessment on the Chapters 
according to the lower of the two budg- 
ets given in detail under date of April 15. 
Fraternally yours, 
R. E. Warren, Nat'l Sec. 



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The Detroit Meeting 



As a get-together-meeting the Detroit 
meeting was a great success. Over a 
hundred Phi Delta Kappa men sat down 
to dinner, and listened to a characteristic 
talk by "Dad" Cubberly, as he is affec- 
tionately known on the coast. He dis- 
cussed the situation from the only sane 
point of view, and proved to the satis- 
faction of most of his hearers that a 
spirit of give-and-take must prevail in a 
Fraternity like ours, spread over so great 
an area and composed of units differing 
so widely in their composition. At Col- 
umbia, Chicago, and Harvard the grad- 
uate students are in the majority, possi- 
bly compose the entire membership of 
the Chapter. At Chicago the faculty is 
but sparsely represented, while at Har- 
vard it is felt that the faculty is a neces- 
sary factor in the success of the Chapter. 
Chicago generally has no under-grad- 
uate students ; other chapters may have 
practically no graduate students. Un- 
der such circumstances it is not to be 
wondered at, that the aims and ideals of 
all the chapters do not always coincide. 
They can't! But there must be 
concessions from all sides. Dr. Cubber- 
ly indicated a possibility in our future 
development that is most interesting, — 



namely that, as our fraternity grows 
larger, there may be a division into two 
branches, one definitely committed to the 
undergraduate idea, and designed to act 
as feeder for the other, which then would 
be exclusively graduate, and more defi- 
nitely honorary in character. Altho this 
does not seem to be possible or even ad- 
visable in the near future, it is an inter- 
esting plan to contemplate, and it may 
be well for us, who will then be among 
the leaders, (at least so we hope) to keep 
before us. Everything at the luncheon 
was done in the simplest manner, and for 
that reason appealed to those present. 
There was no attempt at "toast master- 
ing." Each member was asked to stand 
and identify himself by giving his name, 
his chapter, and his present situation. 
After this Dr. Cubberly gave his talk, 
and after a few items of business were 
attended to, we adjourned to spend a few 
minutes in further social talk. It was 
definitely decided that the Phi Delta 
Kappa dinner either in connection with 
the N. E. A. or the Department of Sup- 
erintendence, was to be at noon Wed- 
nesday. It remains then for the social 
committee only to arrange the details of 
the dinner, and for the chapters to in-